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New Jersey officials warn of elevated water contaminants in Newark

NEWARK –

New Jersey town officials say the water they receive from the Newark city water supply has spiked in contaminants.

While the water is deemed safe for drinking at this time, officials note the water contains haloacetic acids, which could cause cancer after years of exposure.

According to NorthJersey.com, Nutley has followed Belleville and Bloomfield in alerting citizens that water supplied by the Newark Water Department contains haloacetic acids above the federal standard.

Newark says it expects to resolve the acid problem within three to six months by increasing water line flushing and taking steps to reduce organic matter in the water supply.

Environmental scientist Olga Naidenko says residents concerned about contaminants can buy faucet filters for their homes.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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